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Two girls need some ideas for their trip to Italy
Posted November 26th, 2011 - 11:54 pm by from Shenzhen, China (Permalink)
My friend(Malaysian) and I(Chinese) are planning to spend couple of days in Italy in Jan/Feb 2012(we will decide the date when I know my exam timetable), Rome and Venice are the places that we want to visit the most.
we don't know which way is better:
1.return flights from Manchester to Rome, then we need to book return flight/train to Venice as well
2.single flight to Rome and from Venice, so single flight/train to Venice
return tickets always seems much cheaper than 2 single tickets
Can anyone tell us how long does it take and how much does it cost from Rome to Venice?
any advice to the routes?
And..
Do Italians speak English? Because we can't speak any Italian...will that make our journey difficult in some ways?

We will be very grateful to anyone who can show us around(no matter how long or in what area)and tell us more about the culture

Thanks a lot

btw
sorry if you have seen this before
I've posted it in several groups to get more replies

Posted November 27th, 2011 - 10:03 am by from Maizieres-les-Metz, France (Permalink)
From my experience in Italy, I wouldn't expect people to speak obviously English. But since you are going to the two most touristic places in Italy, that shouldn't be an issue to find someone who could help.

To travel inside Italy, I wouldn't bother to take an inside flight, and would just enjoy the old "comfort" of Italian trains stations :)

Posted November 28th, 2011 - 6:45 pm by from Shenzhen, China (Permalink)
yeah, Rome and Venice seems fine to travel with no Italian skills, but we may change our route to cities like Florence and Pisa. Because trains need 6 hours to travel between Venice and Rome, if im right. and we only have few days, so we want to see as much as we can in a limited time